The Wedding Affair’s Perfect Planning Guide… Videographers!
There are only 4 doors left to open on the advent calendar! Have you got all your plans sorted for Christmas, we would love to know your plans! We are actually nearing the end of the categories for this feature and are on V. So, for today’s feature for The Wedding Affair’s Perfect Planning Guide we are looking a bit more closely at Videographers, what they do, and why you may choose to have one on your most perfect day.
Of course, we are only taking inspiration from the hand picked selection of the finest on our website. Have you taken a look at The Wedding Affair’s Supplier & Venue guide yet?
Even more than photographs, a wedding video will truly capture the spirit and magic of your big day — and best of all in living colour, sound and everything that goes with it! And, thanks to advancements in digital technology, the quality of these videos has improved dramatically over the years. Instead of using the large, obtrusive analog cameras that were standard 10 years ago, most videographers now shoot with small, discreet digital video cameras. This means that it is easier than ever to get a natural, un-staged and true representation of your day to show your future generations and to treasure forever.
Where To Find Your Videographer?
Of course, there are many places to look for videographers. Take a look at The Wedding Affair luxury supplier directory for a selection of the finest suppliers from Yorkshire and beyond. We handpick all of our suppliers so, we know that they are all of the highest quality and will offer you a fantastic service that you will remember forever. Take a look here!
If you have already booked your photographer, or other suppliers, ask them for recommendations – who do they like to work with and how do they work together in order to achieve the most beautiful images and videos?
Also, take a look at blogs that feature wedding video’s, this is a good way to judge what sort of style’s you either love or aren’t too keen on. Look at the style of photography compared with the videography style, do you want them both to flow and be similar styles? Wedding blogs are free to read and take suppliers details from, so use these to the best extent.
A great videographer should be able to clearly articulate what their video style is. A wedding video with a cinematic style resembles a movie, including a trailer at the beginning and montages set to music, which requires heavier editing than other styles. Documentary or journalistic videos incorporate more natural sound and the order of the video will mimic the real-life progression of your wedding day. Vintage-style videos may be shot using 8mm tapes or filters in post-production, and also may take a little more editing time. If a supplier describes their style differently than what you perceive it to be, that may be a problem. Ensure that you choose one that you know will give you the results you are looking for.
It’s also important to consider what impact the type of videographer’s shooting style will have, therefore you know what to expect on the day of. For example, you might see a ‘directed’ shot in a highlights clip with a close-up of the bride’s feet as she walks across the floor. The cinematographer has to set up the camera and ask the bride to do that—it wasn’t just captured that way. A videographer with a more journalistic style does the complete opposite: They simply record things as they happen. Decide which approach you and your partner prefer!
Again, as you would with choosing any other supplier, make sure that you get along really, really well with them. It is important that you are able to have honest conversations about what you expect from them before, during and after your wedding. If you don’t like a certain piece of their sample work, do tell them. Equally, do tell them what you love about their work! As long as you have a good, and honest relationship with your vendors, you shouldn’t have an issue at all!
Many videographers offer a bespoke, tailor made package to suit different needs, want’s and budgets. This can include different time lengths of videos, partial day recording and much more.
When it comes to pricing, your video budget should be similar to what you spent on photos, since both require intense labour and expensive equipment. Think of choosing your videographer as an investment, it may be something that you live regret if you don’t choose one.
You will look back on your wedding film hundred’s of times, it will be something that you pass down to family, children, and grandchildren. You will treasure your wedding film for years to come, so why would you chose to not invest in one?
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